Tag: MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Police to Combat Sex Trafficking during Superbowl

Minneapolis Police to Combat Sex Trafficking during Superbowl

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- City leaders are looking to combat sex trafficking before super bowl season starts. Plans on how to crack down sex trafficking are being presented Wednesday morning at the City council by Minneapolis police, city and county official groups, and non profit groups. Authorities said the online sex trafficking market is a problem in Minnesota and many victims are […]

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Man Charged with DWI for the 28th Time

Man Charged with DWI for the 28th Time

FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota – 64-year-old Danny Lee Bettcher from New York Mills in Minnesota is facing his 28th DWI charge. Bettcher was charged last week with a felony-level drunken driving and refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test. He has been caught driving while drunk 28 times by the police which is a record in Minnesota. He was reported […]

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Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- Here in Minnesota the legal age to buy/smoke tobacco products is 18-years-old, except for the city of Edina where the legal age has been changed to 21-years-old. A CentraCare Health Foundation program called Crave the Change is looking to do the same here in the greater St. Cloud area. Meghan Bown, the director of Crave the […]

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Governor Mark Dayton Shows Concerns for Republican Health Care Plan

Governor Mark Dayton Shows Concerns for Republican Health Care Plan

Democratic Governor Mark Dayton shares concerns on a health care plan issued by Republicans that will cost $542 million. The bill set to lower health insurance costs for Minnesotans by creating a reinsurance program that helps insurance companies cover extensive medical costs. Dayton says he won’t veto the bill but points his concerns to keeping insurance companies from pulling out […]

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Amber Alert in Minneapolis

Amber Alert in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An Amber Alert that was issued this morning by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or BCA, has been cancelled. The child was taken by their father, who does not have custody, at 5:49 a.m. The father, 26 year-old Hershel Theo Hulbert, stabbed the mother in the leg before taking the child. The mother was then taken […]

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Islamophobia Panel Encourages Acceptance

Islamophobia Panel Encourages Acceptance

ST. CLOUD, Minn – Reports of tension and discrimination in St. Cloud and around the nation has prompted students and community members to unite against racism. On Wednesday, March 15, the Women’s Center at St. Cloud State University hosted a panel called, Women’s Voices on Islamophobia and Leadership. Three female, Muslim students shared their perspectives and experiences with a group of […]

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Democrats Propose Alternate Healthcare Option

Democrats Propose Alternate Healthcare Option

Democrats agree that the Republican’s health care plan pumps far too much money into the state. Governor Mark Dayton proposes a new public option allow people to buy into the low income health care program, MinnesotaCare. Dayton says Minnesota could lose $2 billion in federal funds within 18 months under the Republican’s health care plan. Dayton adds that cuts to […]

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Minnesota’s Future in Healthcare

Minnesota’s Future in Healthcare

The Minnesota House is taking an additional step to stabilize the state’s insurance market based on years of premium hikes. Republican’s set up a reinsurance program Monday that taps more than $300 million in state health care funds. The funds are set to help cover insurers unexpected losses, an issue that has driven Minnesota rate increases. Democrats however argue that […]

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New Travel Ban, Same Concerns

New Travel Ban, Same Concerns

ST. CLOUD, Minn – The Trump administration is facing another challenge over its revised travel ban. Washington State filed a lawsuit against the President – and Minnesota and New York have followed suit. The state’s involved have said the revised ban has the same principles. Suud Olat has lived in St. Cloud for nearly two years. Majority of his life was […]

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The March of Love

The March of Love

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn- Thousands took over the streets of Minneapolis to march in the name of love and show refugees and immigrants that they are welcome here in Minnesota. The Caravan of Love started at City Hall and made its way to Cedar Riverside Community Center were messages of love were shared amongst one another, for Obtisu it means so much, […]

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